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News, information and opinions from Massachusetts disability rights advocates.

John Kelly: Older, ill and disabled people deserve choice-promoting services, supports

Read John Kelly's letter to the editor in the Greenfield Recorder on August 12, 2020 in response to an assisted suicide supporter. "I disagree with Joan Milnes’s call for passage of the assisted suicide bill now in the legislature ("Making a final choice about quality-of-life,” July 28). Her framing of it as an individual matter of “choice” about one’s so-called “quality-of-life” is prejudicial and dangerous...." ...
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Help us oppose Massachusetts Bills H.4782 and S.2745 which would legalize assisted suicide.. Visit the Patients Rights Action Fund Action Center for information on how to support the opposition ...
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Anita Cameron: How Many More Have To Die In Nursing Facilities In the Age of COVID-19?

June 15 by Anita Cameron of ADAPT, Article from Not Dead Yet "COVID-19 continues to rage through America, but not many of us outside the media and disability rights and justice groups are talking about an overlooked population – residents of nursing facilities and institutions for disabled people, who are dying of COVID-19. To date, more than 51,000 residents and employees of nursing homes and long-term care facilities have died. That’s more than 40 percent of the total death toll in the United States. These are only the numbers they tell us." ...
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